A total of $2500 in scholarships is available to be awarded to students of outstanding vocal promise. Contestants must be prepared to perform two selections from the standard vocal repertoire (opera, operetta, art songs, oratorio or Gilbert and Sullivan), with at least one selection in Italian, French or German. Show music is not acceptable. Contestants will be judged on technique, choice of material, poise and musicianship. An accompanist will be provided if needed.
Last year, First Place was shared by Elisabeth Boyce-Jacino of Titusville and Shurmila Dhar of Little Silver, who were awarded $1000 each. The Second Place winner was Kevin McElwee of Brick, who was awarded $500. Honorable Mention went to Patrick Martini of Union Beach.